N. P. [Ottawa], Yousuf Karsh, 1968.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Original matte black & white silver print on stiff board, 8" x 10 1/2" overall with embossed border & image size: 5" x 6"' 5/8 in fine condition with Karsh's stamp on the verso. A superb Karsh image with his typical strong distinctive lighting & contrasts. Signed by Karsh on the margin below the image. A Presentation Print, inscribed on the blank border: 1968 / To Charles Beasley with every good wish / Roland Michener Norah Willis Michener". [slight rub to one signature] "Michener was elected to the House of Commons in 1957, where-after he served as speaker of the house until 1962, and then in diplomatic postings between 1964 and 1967. He was that year appointed as governor general by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson, to replace Georges Vanier as viceroy, and he occupied the post until succeeded by Jules Léger in 1974. Michener proved to be a populist governor general whose tenure is considered to be a key turning point in the history of his office. On October 15, 1962, Michener was sworn into the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, giving him the accordant style of The Honourable; however, as a former governor general of Canada, Michener was entitled to be styled for life with the superior form of The Right Honourable. He subsequently served on various corporate and charitable boards and sat as Chancellor of Queen's University before he died on August 6, 1991" - Wikipedia.
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